podcasting.

A radio professional brings your class topic to life with podcasting.

What’s a podcast?

Podcasts are very similar to radio shows, with presenters, music and sound effects. The difference is that you can download podcasts to your computer, MP3 player or smartphone and listen to it again and again. Podcasts can be about anything.

What happens?

Following Mediable's 3-Step Process, the groups write scripts, record and edit their podcasts. After a class playback, the pupils discuss what they can do better in the future and each receive a Mediable certificate, signed by the radio presenter.

How will my class benefit?

National curriculum targets:
 Computing
 English
   * Spoken language
   * Reading
   * Writing

Who will we get?

Fully-trained and Enhanced DBS-checked, Mediable’s radio presenters and producers work for the BBC and stations like Heart, Capital and XFM. They begin the podcasting workshop with an inspiring presentation about their job.

What prep should I do?

We’ll send you a pack containing everything you’ll need, but the main thing is to split your class into groups of 4 and ask them to choose and research an aspect of the class topic they want their podcast to focus on.

What school equipment?

    8 x computers/tablets loaded with Word and Audacity editing software (downloadable from the Mediable website)
    8 x MP3 recorders (& USB cables)
    1 x computer linked to whiteboard projector